Jackie Edwards

Head of BBC Children’s Acquisitions and Independent Animation

Jackie is Head of BBC Children’s Acquisitions and Independent Animation – covering both CBeebies and CBBC, the UK’s two foremost children’s television channels.

Prior to joining CBeebies in October 2008, Jackie worked as an animation producer and consultant working on many prestigious and award-winning animated series and specials in the Independent sector: from BAFTA, RTS, Prix Jeunesse, and Prix Danube, winning The First Snow of Winter for  BBC1, to the Pulcinella winning Frankenstein’s Cat for CBBC and France 3.

At BBC Children’s, Jackie now manages the Animation and Acquisitions slate and she is Executive Producer on many of CBeebies animated series,  such as Tree Fu Tom, Octonauts, Bing, Rastamouse, and Clangers.

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